New Day, New Congress

Today marks the first day of the 114th United States Congress — what we’re proud to call “America’s New Congress.”

The first day is filled with historic occasions, like the nomination and vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Ceremonial Swearing in of all Members — and most important, the introduction of bills that will solve the problems Americans are facing.

First act of the day? Nominating and voting for the Speaker of the House. Chair of the House Republican Conference, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the nomination for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House:

Just before 2:00 p.m. EST the House of Representatives elected John Boehner as the 53rd Speaker of the House.

Following the election on the House floor, Members attended a ceremonial swearing in with their families and supporters. Here are some photos and social media posts from today’s celebrations: